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By explode, you mean the glass itself literally blew outward? You'd have to have had one heck of a lot more power than the bulb was designed to handle. I can't see that as a likelihood. Make sure the power is off, replace the bulb with one of the correct size and type for the fixture, and stay well clear when you turn the power on. If the second one blows call an attorney and an electrician, 'cause something seriously wrong happened! If you mean it made a popping noise and you had a brief flash of light (like the old flashbulbs), you just blew a bulb. Replace it. Just make sure the switch is off when you screw the new one in and everything should be cool. Fans tend to lose bulbs pretty often, due to the motion I suppose. They make heavy-duty bulbs, if you are so inclined. I've had good luck with the compact flourescent ones, too. Of course those are no good with a dimmer. Let me know how it turns out!

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